nuclear Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “nuclear” - Learner’s Dictionary

nuclear

adjective [always before noun]     /ˈnjuːkliər/
ENERGY
B2 relating to the energy that is released when the nucleus (= central part) of an atom is divided: nuclear weapons/waste a nuclear power plantFuelsPetroleum products especially when used as fuelParticular theories and concepts in physics
PART OF ATOM
relating to the nucleus (= central part) of an atom: nuclear physics Particular theories and concepts in physics
Translations of “nuclear”
in Korean 핵의…
in Arabic نَوَوي…
in Portuguese nuclear…
in Catalan nuclear…
in Japanese 原子力の, 原子(核)の…
in Italian nucleare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 能源, 核能的, 使用核能的…
in Russian ядерный…
in Turkish nükleer, atom çekirdeğinin merkezine ilişkin…
in Chinese (Simplified) 能源, 核能的, 使用核能的…
in Polish jądrowy, nuklearny…
(Definition of nuclear from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “nuclear”

Luckily, no one was hurt. (Adverbs for starting sentences)
Luckily, no one was hurt. (Adverbs for starting sentences)
by ,
June 29, 2016
by Kate Woodford This week we’re looking at adverbs that we use to introduce sentences. We’ll begin with a set of adverbs that we use to show we are grateful for something that happened. Starting with a very common adverb, fortunately often introduces a sentence in which the speaker talks about a good thing that happened,

Read More 

Word of the Day

friend with benefits

a friend with whom you also have a sexual relationship

Word of the Day

creeping obesity noun
creeping obesity noun
June 27, 2016
obesity which results from incremental weight gain over a number of years More than just a holiday glow: Experts reveal taking a vacation can actually save your LIFE (but there is still a risk of ‘creeping obesity’)

Read More